Indian Art Festival’s 8th edition enchants audiences with kaleidoscope of creativity

This artistic extravaganza featured a diverse range of styles, from figurative to abstract, traditional to architectural, landscapes to wildlife, and religious themes, promising a vibrant visual experience.

| Updated: 07 November, 2023 4:17 pm IST
The eighth edition of the Indian Art Festival showcases a diverse array of artistic styles, celebrating creativity in all its forms.

NEW DELHI: The eighth edition of the Indian Art Festival, held at the Constitution Club of India from November 2 to 5, wowed visitors with an extensive display of 10,000 exquisite artworks, all crafted by a thousand talented artists from across India.This artistic extravaganza featured a diverse range of styles, from figurative to abstract, traditional to architectural, landscapes to wildlife, and religious themes, promising a vibrant visual experience.

Anurag Anand, a visual artist and author, expressed his fascination for human habitations and everyday life, emphasising the emotive power of art. Speaking with The New Indian, he stated, “For me, art is a medium of expression, whether it’s deep and dark or joyful, and human houses and settlements fascinate me a lot.”

Anurag Anand, a visual artist and author from New Delhi

The festival served as a nurturing ground for emerging talents, presenting a rich tapestry of art forms from different corners of India, as Rajendra Patil, the festival’s founder director, highlighted.

Visitors could explore diverse works, such as Shruthi Challani’s still life, Seema Sethi’s traditional paintings, Prateek Kushwaha’s wildlife art, Pavani Nagpal’s tribute to goddess Durga, and Moushami Bharacharyya’s modern depictions of Indian women.

Mousumi Bhattacharyya skillfully portrays the essence of feminism and celebrates the strength of women through her artworks.

Art, as Rupali Khanna, the visionary behind ‘Paint Your Own Life,’ eloquently explained, embodies various meanings and perceptions.

Her paintings are an invitation for others to paint their life’s canvas, expressing the highs and lows that lead to personal growth. She infuses positivity, a positive aura, and energy into her art, allowing each viewer to find their unique perspective in interpreting her work.

Rupali Khanna, from New Delhi, captures the essence of positivity and self-love, even amidst life’s challenges, in her artworks.

Rupali’s powerful artwork conveys messages of conquering self-doubt and embracing self-belief, showcasing the profound impact art can have on our lives.

The festival featured several galleries from Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Dubai, and Kolkata, offering a wide range of art experiences. It was not just about static art; the event also included live music, painting demonstrations, and film screenings.

The realistic artwork of Nandi, painted by Nikhil, beautifully captures the essence of spirituality.

Rupali’s powerful artwork conveys messages of conquering self-doubt and embracing self-belief, showcasing the profound impact art can have on our lives.

The festival featured several galleries from Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Dubai, and Kolkata, offering a wide range of art experiences. It was not just about static art; the event also included live music, painting demonstrations, and film screenings.

Nisha Singhal’s impasto artwork portraying the Shivlinga from Somanath.
A notable highlight was the screening of “The Eternal Canvas: 12,000 Years Journey through Indian Art,” a film that portrayed India’s artistic heritage from prehistoric times to contemporary expressions.
Established in 2011, the Indian Art Festival has played a pivotal role in promoting emerging and mid-level artists and galleries. Anand emphasised the historical significance of art as a medium for evoking thoughts and guiding people in the right direction.
Nipun Mohan, hailing from Uttarakhand, showcases his exquisite paintings at the art exhibition.
The Indian Art Festival has proven to be a remarkable platform, providing artists of all ages from across the nation with the opportunity to showcase their talents and gain recognition. The active participation of young artists has been particularly encouraging, showcasing their growing interest in the fair and the world of art.

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